|Nelson Mandela : noblest son of Africa - 50th anniversary of Pacifica Radio|
Several voices come together to tell the four part documentary on the life and influence of Nelson Mandela, South African president who served from 1994-1999 and the first president to be elected in South Africa by a representative democratic election. Sandra Radley is the producer, writer, and narrator. Bill Wax is the executive producer.
|BB0641 James Baldwin: Living and Growing in a White World - Pacifica Radio Archives|
James Baldwin discusses living and growing in a white world in a talk to students at a predominently Black high school in Oakland, California. RECORDED by KQED at Castlemont High School, Oakland. BROADCAST: KPFA, 23 June 1963.
Keywords: Baldwin; Pacifica; KPFA; Castlemont
|Memorial for Phil Ochs / produced by Ed Pearl (Part 1 of 2)|
Program dedicated to political songwriter and performer Phil Ochs (1940-1976) that includes a May 1973 Studs Terkel interview with Ochs and close friend Bob Gibson, and Ed Pearl interviewing Ochs' brother and manager Michael. Studs Terkel interview includes Ochs and Gibson singing songs from and discussing Ochs' life and musical career. Michael Ochs talks to Ed Pearl about Phil and plays songs from Chords of Fame, a best-of compilation Michael produced months after Phil's death...
|To Have Done With The Judgment of God, written and read by Antonin Artaud - Pacifica Radio Archives|
TO HAVE DONE WITH THE JUDGEMENT OF GOD, written and read by Antonin Artraud. Artraud reads from his play, in French. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Oct. 1968. In French.(41 min.) BB2075 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: artraud; antonin; pacifica
|The Story Behind The My Lai Incident / Seymour Hersh interviewed by Steve Bookshester. - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Examination of various aspects of the My Lai massacre, the attempted cover-up, and the military trial. - CONTENTS: The pinkville story (30 min.). - BROADCAST: WBAI, Dec. 1969.Pacifica Radio Archives BB3559.01
Keywords: military; vietnam; mylai; my lai; massacre; pacifica
|BB2893 George Carlin - Comedian in Transition - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Humorist discusses his transition from straight comedian to a social satirist. He talks about how Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl helped him get started, where he is headed now, and his recent firings from nightclubs for his use of political material and "objectionable" language. Recorded at the Playboy Club, San Francisco, on December 29, 1970.
Keywords: George Carlin; Pacifica; Comedy
|Don Juan the Sorcerer - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak - Pacifica Radio Archives|
DON JUAN THE SORCERER - Carlos Castaneda interviewed by Theodore Roszak. Author of "The Teachings of Don Juan" discusses his experiences with hallucinogenic substances used under the guidance of his Yaqui Indian teacher, don Juan Matus. BROADCAST: KPFA, 30 Jan. 1969.(37 min.) BB2038 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: castaneda; hallucinogen; mushrooms; peyote; roszak; matus; pacifica
Downloads: 4,212 (1 review)
|June Jordan interviewed by Josy Catoggio|
Josy Catoggio of Feminist Magazine interviews June Jordan, author of "Haruko/Love Poems," "Technical Difficulties," and "On Call: Political Essays, 1981-1985," on her writing, politics, feminism, racism and the state of America. Jordan reads her poem "Postscript for Haruko: On War and Peace" from her book "Haruko/Love Poems." (Program ends at 00:28:21, but additional material continues)
|Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival|
Meg Christian performs at the Women's Music Festival just after the release of her album Turning it over, on Olivia Records.
Downloads: 195 (1 review)
|The Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy - Pacifica Radio Archives|
The Assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Recorded at the Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, 4 June 1968. Actuality of day of the assassination at Kennedy's campaign headquarters: Jesse Unruh's speech, Kennedy's speech, the shooting, eyewitness accounts. 56minutes. BB4511 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: assassination; president; kennedy; senator; pacifica
|Personal Computer Show: Interviews with Bill Gates and Steve Fried|
Ross Greenberg and Dave Bernstein interview Steve Fried of Microway, which is Intel's 5th largest customer for all their microcomputer components. Hank Kee interviews Bill Gates of Microsoft. He shares his views of yesterday, today, and tomorrow in personal computing. The interview was recorded in the patio of a hotel so the sound quality varies.
|Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Author Alice B. Toklas reads from her autobiography; includes her "Recipe for Hashish Fudge". Recorded: from a Campus recording. 1963 BB1178 Pacifica
Keywords: toklas; hashish; pacifica; stein; fudge; pot
Downloads: 1,425 (1 review)
|Classical guitar / Bill Matthews (Episode 16 of 33)|
The first half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the second half features the Jim Hall Trio - see BC0709.21). A program of classical music for solo guitar performed by William "Bill" Matthews at WBAI's Free Music Store on December 17, 1971. Matthews performs Prelude no. 1 and selected Etudes by Heitor Villa-Lobos; Allemande, minuet and courante by Ernst Gottlieb Baron, three short pieces, one by Fernando Sor, For guitar no...
Keywords: Guitar; Matthews; Bill; Villa-Lobos; Heitor; Baron; Ernst Gottlieb; 1696-1760; Sor; Fernando; 1778-1839; Hall; Jim; 1930-; Moreno Torroba; Federico; 1891-1982; Narv��ez; Luis de; active 16th century; Ponce; Manuel M. (Manuel Mar�_a); 1882-1948
|BB1120 Lenny Bruce Comes Clean - Pacifica Radio Archives|
On the comedian's battle for free speech on stage. Lenny Bruce, forefather of the socially conscious comic speaks before a live audience about drugs, the police and his arrests. Bruce speaks openly about his own addictions, being arrested by the LAPD and the violation of his civil rights. 1963. 28 minutes.
Keywords: Lenny Bruce; Pacifica; Comedy
|Grendel : chapters 1 and 3 / by John Gardner ; read by Don Sortor.|
Don Sortor reads chapters 1 and 3 of Grendel, John Gardner's 1971 re-telling of Beowulf from the monster's point of view. (New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1971). Chapter 1 begins at start of tape. Chapter 3 begins at 00:16:12. This recording does not have Erik Bauersfeld intro.
|Film since World War Two - Pauline Kael 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
The Film since World War Two - Pauline Kael 1968. Recorded: at University of California, Berkeley, 26 Apr. 1968. Description: Film critic discusses the history of filmmaking. Reels: 1 of 2 Length: 64:42 Total: 117:00 BB2116a Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: kael; film; berkeley; pacifica
|Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Bob Fass in Chicago - August 27, 1968. Discussion of Phil Ochs, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and current issues. WBAI RECORDED: (via telephone) August 27, 1968. Experimental radio pieces featuring live interviews with Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman, and Phil Ochs, political singer songwriter. - CONTENT: Live broadcast: pt.1. Phil Ochs and Jerry Rubin -- pt.2. Abbie Hoffman -- pt.3. "Whatzername" -- pt.4...
Keywords: fass; chicago; hoffman; ochs; rubin; 1968; pacifica
|Jazz guitar / Jim Hall trio (Episode 21 of 33)|
The second half of WBAI's Free Music Store concert from December 17, 1971 devoted to guitars (the first half featured classical guitarist Bill Matthews - see BC0709.16). This half features jazz guitarist Jim Hall performing with Benny Aronov, piano, and Ron Carter, bass. Among the pieces played are Where would I be?, Careful, and Little waltz. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department...
Keywords: Jazz music; Jim Hall trio
|1968 Revolution Rewind Moment - Coretta Scott King - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Widowed three weeks, Coretta Scott King delivers a speech from her husband's notes, including the "Ten Commandments On VietNam". (3:55) Pacifica Radio Archives
Keywords: king; demonstration; activist; vietnam; pacifica; commandments
|A Night in Chicago - 27 Aug 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil...
Keywords: chicago; panther; johnson; ginsberg; terkel; seale; pacifica; thompson; gregory
|Martin Luther King at Santa Rita 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Martin Luther King at Santa Rita / produced by Colin Edwards. Description: King's speech at a demonstration supporting anti-war activitists imprisoned at the Santa Rita rehabilitation center. MARTIN LUTHER KING AT SANTA RITA produced by Colin Edwards. RECORDED: Santa Rita, California, 14 Jan. 1968. BROADCAST: KPFA, 15 Jan. 1968. (23 min.)BB1460 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: king; demonstration; activist; vietnam; pacifica
Downloads: 1,642 (1 review)
|The Skyhorse-Mohawk case : American Indian Movement leaders interviewed by Roy Tuckman.|
On the legal problems facing Paul Skyhorse and Richard Mohawk, American Indian defendants charged with murder. American Indian Movement leaders George Martin and Ernie Peters and defense team members Jack Schwartz and Wendy Eaton discuss the case. Broadcast on KPFK, June 23, 1977.
|Interview with Bishop Desmond Tutu|
Kris Welch and Philip Maldari interview Bishop Desmond Tutu, South African activist and the first black South African Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town. Welch mentions his book, "Rainbow People of God : Making of a Peaceful Revolution" which is a chronological documentary collection of his speeches, sermons, and letters from 1976 to 1994.
|AZ0396 The Gun and the Olive Brance-The PLO - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Documentary on the history, development, and ideology of the PLO. Includes interviews with PLO spokesman Rhashid Khalidy and TV director Ehud Ya'ari. 1979.
Keywords: Palestine; Middle East; PLO
|The Barretts of Bleecker Street / Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.|
Improvisational comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara perform as The Barretts of Bleecker Street in the WBAI studio. BROADCAST: WBAI October 1962 and 4 Apr. 1966 and KPFA November 1962 and January 1963.
|Titus groan (Episode 1 of 29)|
Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower of Flints;...
Keywords: Peake; Mervyn Laurence; 1911-1968; Radio adaptations
|Quentin Crisp Memorial Recording 1908-1999 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Keywords: Quentin Crisp
|A Major Address by Robert F Kennedy - Pacifica Radio Archives|
A Major address by Robert F. Kennedy. When & Where: Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Recorded: Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Calif.), 19 Apr. 1968. Description: Speech by the presidential candidate. (44 min.) BB4503 Pacifica Radio Archives
Keywords: kennedy; biltmore; pacifica; president; campaign; assassination
|The skills of Xanadu (Episode 8 of 14)|
Performance of Theodore Sturgeon's story for WBAI's 99.5 Radio Theatre. The story tells of a representative of the expansionist, imperialistic culture of the planet Kit Carson, and his encounter with the deceptively pastoral culture of Xanadu. Adapted by Baird Searles, with Larry Holpp, Anthony Abeson, Annette Oliver, Cliff May and Deborah Jowitt. Presented by express permission of Mr. Sturgeon and /Galaxy Science Fiction/ magazine, in which the story originally appeared in 1956...
Keywords: Radio adaptations; Sturgeon; Theodore; Science fiction
Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory gives a speech on June 7, 1970 at the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco at a benefit sponsored by the Committee United for Political Prisoners. Gregory states his feelings that America's problems are every American's responsibility, and that young people are the new target of repression by the government.
|Royal fireworks music (Episode 27 of 33)|
The London Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Steve Richman, performs an outdoor concert in Prospect Park, Brooklyn for WBAI's Free Music Store on July 23, 1972. Musicians include William Blount and Travis Towle, clarinet; Richard Vrotney, Peter Dutton, Michael McCraw, Marvin Feinsmith, Randy Haviland and Carl Sawicki, bassoon; Marsha Heller, Stephen Berkelhammer, Brenda Schuman, and James Kendricks, oboes; Earl Chapin, Sarah Larson, Vincent Schneider, Steve Richman, Lloyd Rosevear, Ed...
|Anais Nin reads from "The Diary of Anais Nin"|
French-Cuban Author Anais Nin (1903-1977) reads excerpts from her memoirs "The Diary of Anais Nin" which she began writing at the age of 11and continued to write until her death. She is also the author of "Cities of the Interior" and is aslo well known for her erotica literature.
|Seals & Crofts (Episode 2 of 33)|
James "Jimmy" Seals, guitar and violin, and Darrell "Dash" Crofts, electric mandolin and electric piano, perform down-home songs, ballads and some country fiddle tunes at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 14, 1971. Bobby Lichtig accompanies them on bass. Songs include Freaks fret, Irish linen, Earth, Eighth of January, Devil's dream, a Tuvan singing demonstration of Bonaparte's retreat, Tin town, Birthday of my thoughts, Cotton mouth, Ridin' thumb, Wisdom, Springfield mill, High on the mountai...
Keywords: Seals & Crofts; Folk-rock music; Seals; James; 1941-; Crofts; Dash
|The Power of African American Women Disc 5 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Disc 5 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | "Collected Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer" Collection of several speeches made by this fiery Civil Rights activist and leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic party. Includes excerpts from a 1965 Berkeley interview, the documentary "The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer," a speech at the Vietnam Moratorium rally at U.C. Berkeley, and from "Profiles of Movement Activists II: Voices of the Civil Rights Movement." from PZ0142.03.
Keywords: Fannie Lou Hamer
|Ayn Rand Commentary: The End of the Road - Pacifica Radio Archives|
The End Of The Road - Ayn Rand. - SERIES: Ayn Rand commentary - Rand presents her views of the world, politics, and human thought. Episode One focuses on the political state in America including Lyndon Johnson and McCarthy. BROADCAST: WBAI, 4 Apr. 1968. (25min) BB3777.01 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: rand; ayn; commentary; johnson; mccarthy; pacifica; objectivisim
|From the Vault #102: 1968 Columbia University Student Strike - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Like the crackle at the center of a firestorm, students at Columbia University intensified the anti-Vietnam War movement on April 23, 1968 by starting a revolt against the school administration seizing campus buildings and barricading themselves for days. Eventually the police moved in with military-style force, injuring 140 and arresting more than 700 participants. Pacifica radio station WBAI 99.5 FM in New York was there to cover it all, raw and unfiltered, with much of their coverage - not su...
Keywords: from the vault; columbia; university; student revolt; kanter; pacifica; wbai
|Dave van Ronk, Patrick Sky and Phil Ochs (Episode 32 of 33, Part 2 of 2)|
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. Songs featured on Part 2 on this recording are Giovanni Montini, 219 train, [unknown song by Patrick Sky], Joe Hill, Pastures of plenty, and Luang prabang. Produced by Cathy Cohen. Hosted by Steve Rathe. This recording was formerly cataloged as AZ1337B.
Keywords: Folk music; Ochs; Phil; Van Ronk; Dave
|Interview with Viola Farber about dance|
Peggy Spina speaks with Viola Farber (February 25, 1931-December 24, 1998), a German-American dancer and choreographer who started her own company, The Viola Farber Dance Company. Farber speaks about her inspiration for her choreography comes from simple movements she sees throughout her day by taking actions of people but removing the emotions.
|Battle for Hue - Dale Minor - Pacifica Radio Archives|
The Battle for Hue / reported by Dale Minor. News reports on the fighting in and around Hue during the Tet offensive. Recorded in Da Nang, South Vietnam, 22 Feb. 1968. Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. BB1327 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: tet; vietnam; pacifica; minor; hue; da nang; war
|All Stravinsky concert (Episode 5 of 33)|
The first part of an evening devoted to performance of works by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) held at WBAI's Free Music Store on December 18, 1971 (cf. PRA# BC0709.06 for part two). WBAI'S Barbara Oka opens the evening and introduces Eric Salzman, who delivers some historical background about Stravinsky. The ensemble includes Henry Schuman, conductor; Margaret Schecter, flute; Saul Gallo, clarinet; Charles Nussbaum, bassoon; Lauren Goldstein, bassoon; James Stubbs, trumpet; Tom Lisenbee, trumpet; ...
Keywords: Music--20th century; Stravinsky; Igor; 1882-1971
|The Power of African American Women Disc 2 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Disc 2 of a 9 disc set: | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Part 1: "Trial by Sex" by Florynce Kennedy On discrimination against women in the judicial system. WBAI broadcast 7 August 1968, from BB3200. Part 2: "Author Alice Walker Reads Her Short Story, Roselilly" by Alice Walker Author reads her short story, "Roselilly" and describes the story and how she wrote it about her first marriage to a civil rights attorney, from AZ1010.
Keywords: Florynce Kennedy; Alice Walker
|MARK RUDD interviewed by Fred Peabody 1968 - Pacifica Radio Archives|
MARK RUDD interviewed by Fred Peabody. President of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) discusses their activities on campus. RECORDED: by CBS. BROADCAST: WBAI, 20 June 1968. (30 min.) BB3543 Pacifica Radio Archives.
Keywords: rudd; columbia; revolt; student; revolution; activism; pacifica
|A Capitalist critique of the Vietnam War / Robert Hinton|
Robert Hinton hosts this episode which features testimony given before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the effects of the war in Vietnam on the American economy on Thursday, April 16th, 1970. The testimony featured was given on the second day of the hearings by Eliot Janeway, economist and business consultant, and Gordon Sherman, President of Midas International. The Senate Committee Chairman was J...
|A talk with Bobby Seale|
Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson in the San Francisco County Jail two days after his return to the Bay Area from the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. Seale talks about first meeting Huey P. Newton, his origins as a revolutionary and the difference between self-defense and terrorism.
|The funeral of Jonathan Jackson and William Christmas|
"The funeral service of Jonathan Peter Jackson (1953-1970) and William Arthur Christmas (1943-1970), who were killed in the course of an armed action which they staged during a politically charged trial of prison inmates at the Marin County, California, Hall of Justice, on August 7, 1970. Contents include Master of Ceremonies at the funeral, Father Earl Neil and a eulogy by Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party co-founder and officer...
Keywords: BLACK PANTHERS; FUNERALS; JACKSON, JONATHAN; CHRISTMAS, WILLIAM; SAN QUENTIN; SOLEDAD BROTHERS; PRISONS & PRISONERS; NEWTON, HUEY; AFRICAN AMERICANS
|Dave Bromberg and the fabulous torpedoes and friends (Episode 24 of 33, Part 3 of 3)|
Guitarist/singer-songwriter David Bromberg plays WBAI's Free Music Store with his band the Fabulous Torpedoes, consisting of Steve Burgh, bass and vocals; Doris Abrahams, vocals and guitar; "Blind Erik Flatpick" Frandsen, vocals and guitar; Jeff Gutcheon, piano and vocals; Kenny Kosek, fiddle and vocals; Andy Statman, mandolin; and Gary Sun Luck, congas. Part 3 of this recording features performances of The hold-up, One more time Rosie, Hats off America, The place I used to call my home, Mr...
Keywords: MUSIC; Folk music; Bromberg; David
|Gay American history / Jonathan Katz ; Fruit Punch Collective.|
"Katz appears in San Francisco to discuss his recently published book, Gay American History. Readings from Katz's book by the host are interspersed with clips of Katz's speech in SF. Katz lectures on a diverse number of topics, including gays and the Communist witch hunt; the history and psychiatric/corrective treatments to homosexuality; Lucy Ann Lobdell and lesbian feminism; gay Native Americans; Harry Hay and the founding of the Mattachine Society; medical studies of homosexuality from late 1...
Keywords: Fruit Punch Collective; Katz, Jonathan; Gays -- History; Gay liberation movement; Gay literature
|1968 Revolution Rewind Moment - Tet Offensive - Pacifica Radio Archives|
President Johnson's state-of-the-union address on January 14, 1968 estimated the cost of the Vietnam war to the U.S. at $25 billion dollars a year. In the morning hours of January 31, the lunar new year, combined forces of the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam and the People's Army of Vietnam began a military campaign that became the turning point in the conflict. Record casualties were suffered on both sides...
Keywords: tet; vietnam; army; conflict; minor; pacifica; johnson
|BB3129 The Tragedy of Palestine - Pacifica Radio Archives|
Talk on social and political tensions in the Middle East.
Keywords: Palestine; Middle East
|Natural sound workshop (Episode 30 of 33)|
Performance by the Natural Sound Workshop, under the direction of Kirk Nurock, of experimental musical improvisations at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 10, 1973. The pieces performed are all group performances unless otherwise indicated: "Sounds in space"; "Rhythm chant"; "Solos" with Bard Klahr and Thomas Giles; "Passing"; performer Gershon Freidlin (appearing by permission of the Sebastoon Foundation); "Alice" by Bryant Hayes (text by Lewis Carroll); "SoundsInduced and Altered;Night" by Ki...
Keywords: Audio art; Avant garde music